With 34 years of law practice experience, Sola is responsible for advising many international companies on foreign investment laws, corporate establishment and accreditation issues, the Nigerian licensing regime and general strategic alliances in the Nigerian oil & gas industry.
Sola is a member of both the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association Section on Energy & Natural Resources Law. He is a non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank in Nigeria. He was a member of the Oil & Gas Sector Reform Implementation Committee (“OGIC”) of the National Council of Privatization and also serves on the Governing Council of the Bank Directors Association of Nigeria.
Sola has received substantial career accolades which include being listed in the last 7 consecutive editions of ‘Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers’. Sola has also been recognized as a “leading lawyer” in the 2014 and 2015 editions of the IFLR1000 directory for Energy and Infrastructure, and Financial and Corporate respectively. Sola has been described by the prestigious Chambers Global Guide as, “the foremost practitioner in upstream processes” in Nigeria,“One of the leaders of the field” and “a standout lawyer for energy work”. He has been recognised as one of the top 100 lawyers in Nigeria by the “City Lawyer Magazine” and is listed in the 2015 edition of the publication, “Who’s Who in the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry”.